Thanksgiving Day 2015

25 Nov

Someone recently wrote me asking if Thanksgiving Day was another pagan holiday Americans celebrate? No my dear one, it is really a Biblical holiday. Most of you know that Thanksgiving Day as a legal national holiday here in the States only dates back to the mid-twentieth century, but its roots I have discovered go back much further than most American’s seem aware of.
Way Back before that cold New England December of 1621 when Governor William Bradford proclaimed the first American day of thanksgiving. It was quite a great feast they celebrated together with many natives Americans here, which and took place apparently outside on long tables. I suppose that indicted some sort of an Indian Summer, or else somebody’s wife said, “you can’t bring in all these people into our home with it looking like this, its needs so much fixing up and I need to wash the floors again. Can’t you and your friends just eat outside?”
Regardless how it happened it is interesting to study both sides of the debates of history and understand how the Free Masons and Illuminati’s members infiltrated the colonies in less the 168 years. We discover the 1st president George Washington also planned for a national day of thanksgiving in 1789, and how it was sternly opposed by Mr. Thomas Jefferson. Were the founding Fathers truly born again spirit-filled Christians or same variation of such?  May I remind you that we read in Matthew 7:21,”Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. 22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.” Mr. Jefferson was elected the second Vice President of the United States and then became the third President. It appears he had some serious issues I hope he resolved with the Lord Jesus/Yeshua before he took his last breath.  Does it seem odd that the new Christian nation would actually elect a president  who was openly a skeptic to lead it? After all it seems he was a wee bit hostile to true Christianity in as much as he actually took scissors to his Bible and cut out all the references to miracles. He was, as the Freedom From Religion Foundation explains, “A Deist, someone opposed to orthodox Christianity and the supernatural.”

There are in places like in Mark 16 where it clearly informs us that these signs and wonders will happen only for those who believe.  You have to believe for something first to receive. Mark 11:24,” Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.”If you doubt and do not believe nothing much is going to happen in a supernatural way in any dimension for you.
In the mid 1800’s many Americans, weary from the wars were seeking to preserve the stories of American history, they also wanted to bring families back together, when someone got the brilliant idea that maybe those Puritans who we later called the Pilgrim were on to something here with this feast of Thanksgiving Day celebration. In 1863, then President Abraham Lincoln brought it from a regional celebration and proclaimed it a national holiday.  After President Lincoln every preceding president annually proclaimed that the last Thursday in November would be a national day of thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving Day did not actually become a legal holiday until President Franklin D. Roosevelt who was another member of Freemasons moved it to the 4th Thursday of November in 1939.  After careful consideration with the chamber of commerce Roosevelt  understood the financial benefits to allow more time for the people to spend more money on their Christmas shopping season. Mind you people did not celebrate Christmas like they do nowadays. That group we now call the Pilgrims, those British separatists that came to America in 1620, were very much orthodox in their Puritan beliefs.
They appear to have been trying to get back to the integrity of the 1st Century Christians when it was operating in supernatural powers before the doctrine of men and demons infiltrated the church as well as the church of England in their day and brought in religious spirits.
In fact Christmas as many are beginning to understand today was not a holiday in early America. From 1659 to 1681, the celebration of Christmas was actually outlawed in Boston.  Anyone caught exhibiting the Christmas spirit with its pagan origins was actually fined five shillings. Christmas, as we know it today, didn’t actually begin to even take shape until the early 1800’s with the publishing of Charles Dickens book- A Christmas Carol. Just follow the money trail here and do what is pleasing before the Lord. May the Lord Jesus/Yeshua direct you all and bless you as you obey His commandments and be a doer of His Word.  Even though the biblical evidence strongly suggests the world has the season and date wrong, and the words Christ and Mass seem an oxymoron, let us get this one part right – Christ the Light and Saviour of the World did actually have a birthday and was born of a virgin. Something we can celebrate continually.
Now let us consider this fact that many historians and Jewish sources will concur with and that is America’s Thanksgiving Day holiday has very deep roots that go back thousands of years to the Biblical Feast of Tabernacles. This is truly an awesome holiday. I recall someone I knew in U K asking this orthodox Jewish mother if the Jews in America celebrated Thanksgiving Day and she replied, “yes but they do it the day after when all the turkeys go on sell.”
We read in Leviticus 23:33,” And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 34 Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, The fifteenth day of this seventh month shall be the feast of tabernacles for seven days unto the LORD. 35 On the first day shall be an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work therein.” A holy convocation means the Lord’s command to gather the congregation together, we are a congregation as a group of people with a common faith, while a convocation is a really a gathering in response to a summons. Throughout the Holy Bible a “convocation” was used specifically and exclusively for God’s Holy Days that Papa God commanded to be Holy convocations.
Leviticus 23:36,”Seven days ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD: on the eighth day shall be an holy convocation unto you; and ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD: it is a solemn assembly; and ye shall do no servile work therein. 37 These are the feasts of the LORD, which ye shall proclaim to be holy convocations, to offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD, a burnt offering, and a meat offering, a sacrifice, and drink offerings, every thing upon his day:” So this is the annual feast of Jehovah God His holy convocation, an appointed time to offering your offerings besides the weekly Sabbaths, your gifts, your vows, and your freewill offerings.
Leviticus 23:38,”Beside the sabbaths of the LORD, and beside your gifts, and beside all your vows, and beside all your freewill offerings, which ye give unto the LORD.  39 Also in the fifteenth day of the seventh month, when ye have gathered in the fruit of the land, ye shall keep a feast unto the LORD seven days: on the first day shall be a sabbath, and on the eighth day shall be a sabbath.”  Like the Passover of unleaven bread the Feast of Tabernacles or rather what we call Thanksgiving began on the 15th of the month during the full moon.
Leviticus 23:40,”And ye shall take you on the first day the boughs of goodly trees, branches of palm trees, and the boughs of thick trees, and willows of the brook; and ye shall rejoice before the LORD your God seven days.” That means we are going to party with the Lord, with some really good fruit all week)
41 And ye shall keep it a feast unto the LORD seven days in the year. It shall be a statute for ever in your generations: ye shall celebrate it in the seventh month.
42 Ye shall dwell in booths seven days; all that are Israelites born shall dwell in booths: (The chosen people are going camp out and party, in the millennium this means all of Papa God’s kids, all the nations that love the Lord will join in)
43 That your generations may know that I made the children of Israel to dwell in booths, when I brought them out of the land of Egypt: I am the LORD your God.
44 And Moses declared unto the children of Israel the feasts of the LORD.
Feast of Tabernacles We have this English phrase “Feast of Tabernacles” which occurs nine times so far as I can count in the Old Testament, and was translated from the Hebrew phrase “hag sukkot”. See Lev. 23:34; Deut. 16:13 & 16; 31:10; II Chron. 8:13; Ezra 3:4; Zech. 14:16,18-19.
The root word “hag” means “to keep a feast” or “to celebrate a holiday”, and seems to be referring to the three main festival seasons chosen by YEHOVAH God to be kept as He said, “forever”.
It seems to me if you are a parent you love your child everyday but once a year you want to celebrate their birth with them. Could it be these special fests days are similar with the Lord? Could it be at these times of celebration He wants to shower you with even more gifts? Could it be one way to be synchronized with Heaven is to do those same things here and bring some Heaven to earth? Matthew 6:10,” Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.”
Maybe we need to understand the 3 major holidays better, Passover, Pentecost and Tabernacles which is basically Thanksgiving. Keeping in mind Constantine appears to have been used greatly by the dark side to merge paganism with Christianity. How do you think the early church moved in such great miracles and healing, even rising the dead and then something happened that caused it become only a small remnant of true believers. Remember the Lord tells us in places like Zachariah 14 about a great restoration in the last days. He appeared to over 500 of His followers after he was resurrected and told them to wait for the Baptism of the Holy Spirit and only 120 obeyed. Something to think about.

I pray you have a blessed Thanksgiving Day Holiday.

The Lord tells us in Luke 21:15, “For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist.’ I say hallelujah! Because “All”, things are possible with God!

I pray the Lord’s supernatural peace, healing, provision and protection cover all those in agreement here always with oceans of agape love in the almighty name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, Messiah Yeshua.

PASTOR CASPAR

– Pastor, Author, Musician, Artist, Researcher, Lecturer,

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